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NYguy Oct 5, 2015 5:56 PM

I've been out of it, but this little bit of info caught my attention. Could it be this one will even top 111 W 57th? Its shown here as 1,454 ft...

Crawford Oct 5, 2015 8:29 PM

Yes, please. I will certainly take a 1,454 ft. Brooklyn supertall. That would be freakin fantastic.

hunser Oct 5, 2015 9:58 PM

Wow, that would be awesome! Hope to hear some details soon. :cheers:

EDIT: glad you're back NYguy!

NYguy Oct 6, 2015 1:09 AM

^ Always around checking for updates. That height would make this one of the tallest in the country. The numbers given in that graphic are in constant flux for the most part though (some have actually been increased). So who knows exactly how tall this one will be. But it's a good start. (And it's being designed by SHoP!)

Quote: The Real Deal’s count, there are at least 20 New York City projects at least 900 feet tall that are either under construction or in the planning stages today. Of that batch, 14 are 1,000 feet or taller.
Note that the graphic doesn't include office towers, like the WTC, anything in the Hudson Yards, or even 1 Vanderbilt.

Anyway, filing for full demo on site.


Application approved on: 10/01/2015


yankeesfan1000 Oct 6, 2015 5:04 AM

^ Nice to have you back.

Crawford Oct 6, 2015 12:56 PM

The JDS website shows views from what appear to be a Brooklyn supertall around 1,400 ft. or so. I assume this is for 340 Flatbush.

NYguy Oct 6, 2015 5:59 PM

They've also posted the articles on their website about this tower ranking up there witg the ESB. I dont think that 1,454 ft is the exact height for this one, just a reference (I could be wrong). But it does make you wonder what Gary "I Can Build Taller Than You" Barnett thinks about all of this. His tower at Citypoint will be barely a block up the street.

Busy Bee Oct 6, 2015 7:12 PM

I know it's been said before but it really is incredible that just a mere few years ago there was a notion that Brooklyn shouldn't build taller than the WSB.

You've come a long way baby!

NYguy Oct 7, 2015 1:24 AM


Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 7188460)
I know it's been said before but it really is incredible that just a mere few years ago there was a notion that Brooklyn shouldn't build taller than the WSB.

Yeah, and Atlantic Yards isn't the concern it once was (though the NIMBYs are still against it).

NYguy Nov 4, 2015 3:17 AM




sparkling Nov 9, 2015 2:12 PM

NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Back in June of 2014, YIMBY reported on new building applications filed by JDS Development for a tower coming to 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext., on the southeastern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Now, we have the first rendering and actual details for the SHoP-designed tower, which will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City’s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper.

Building applications called for a 775-foot tall structure spanning 555,734 square feet, and subsequent plans filed with the DOB were even shorter. But the actual design will majorly exceed expectations.

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DrNest Nov 9, 2015 2:19 PM

^^^ wow that is an incredible looking rendering!! This would be fantastic addition to NYC.

Crawford Nov 9, 2015 2:21 PM

Now THIS is a nice addition to downtown BK. Can't wait.

UrbanImpact Nov 9, 2015 2:22 PM

Wow, just wow! SHoP architects for the win once again!

Downburst Nov 9, 2015 2:46 PM

I'm awestruck. What an incredible tower.

BoM Trespasser Nov 9, 2015 3:19 PM

Wow, another Deco inspired supertall from SHoP. :worship:

scalziand Nov 9, 2015 3:25 PM

That might just be better than Steinway.:slob:

One other tidbit from the YIMBY article:


The residential component will span 466,000 square feet, and be divided amongst 550 units, with approximately 90 floors in total. There will also be 140,000 square feet of commercial development, likely including the repurposed and refurbished Dime Savings Bank.

baseball1992 Nov 9, 2015 4:19 PM

Any prep work on the site yet?

hunser Nov 9, 2015 4:37 PM

Prezrezc Nov 9, 2015 4:52 PM

Long Time, No Posts, gents. ;)

Nah...Even if they culd swap plots now, Norstrom's (CPT) is fine where it is, what with midtown needing a blue glass peak or two.

I am surprised that this came up as soon as it did...sort of a 111 W57th thing. I was hoping they'd put up a solid 800+ footer first; because this will make the skyline look like OKC.

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